When an angel came in the form of an email.
The email was from DoLocalDeals.com and the subject line was “Deal Certificate for $20 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Empire Athletics from DoLocalDeals”
I jumped on it! For those of you who don’t know what CrossFit is click here. In a nutshell it is a relatively short, super intense, dynamic work out that kicks all portions of your ass at once.
The gym I signed up with is called Empire Athletics, they are new and basically all they do is CrossFit as far as I can tell so far. Normally, CrossFit isn’t cheap, the unlimited package costs $110 per month. In case your interested, here’s what else they offer. Here’s their flickr feed so you can see some of the stuff they do and who does it.
I called them up and claimed my certificate. The first thing they do is run you through a “baseline” workout.
The Baseline= 500 Meter Row, 40 Air Squats, 30 Sit-Ups, 20 Push-Ups and 10 Pull-Ups as fast as you can. (Holy ____!, right?) Well, I came in just under 10 minutes at 9:53. I was told by another CrossFit trainer that I know that “under 10 is not bad”. So there’s that.
After I finished my workout, I laid on the ground for approximately 15 minutes and then almost passed out when I got up. That was on Friday.
Monday, I went back and completed the workout with out passing out but it was still hard as hell.
So here’s the new training plan.
Tuesday= Tempo Run
Saturday= Long Run
We’ll see how this goes, but the first week in I’m more motivated to not only exercise but also eat better. I actually turned down ice cream while watching the Biggest Loser last night.
[photo: Dain Sandoval